Board of Zoning Appeals

Board Overview:

The Board of Zoning Appeals rules on variances, special exceptions, appeals of administrative decisions, and alterations of non-conforming uses to ensure the zoning process is equitable.

Board of Zoning Appeals - Rules of Procedure


Members  Term Expires
Greg Deck January 28, 2023
Janice Kelsh  November 30, 2023
Laura Lowry March 31, 2024
Brian Kurtyka April 30, 2022
Jim Stouffer January 31, 2022
Alternate - Aaron Smith  May 31, 2024            


The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
In response to the Mayor's declaration of a Civil Emergency and Phase Two re-opening, the Board of Zoning Appeals has resumed meetings in-person in the Council Chamber with masks and social distancing required.

The Zoom participation and YouTube viewing options are still available. If Zoom participation is desired, meeting participants will be provided with a specific meeting ID and password prior to the meeting. This meeting ID and password is required in order to join the meeting as a participant. All participants desiring to speak at the public hearing must complete the form below by no later than 2:00pm on the day of the hearing.  After the form is submitted, a City Planning staff member will contact you about how to participate in the hearing. 

Here is the instruction for joining a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Zoom:

All meetings will be streamed live PCAD Hagerstown's YouTube Channel with a link provided on our Facebook page. All members of the public are welcome to view meetings through these platforms, but may only participate in public hearings through Zoom once form is completed in the above link.

Agendas, Minutes & Annual Reports:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
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April 14 BZA Meeting Packet

Decisions of the Board of Zoning Appeals are also available. 
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Should you be interested in applying to serve as a volunteer committee member for the Board of Zoning Appeals, please fill out the Boards and Commissions Resume of Interest Form.